Archive for movies

I’m Not That Weird

Posted in Belleville, Friends with tags , , , , , , on January 2, 2010 by Jeremy

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How often do you see a fire hydrant doing its job?  Do you know what I mean?  So when I saw it, I got excited, took my camera out, and decided to take a picture, while my friends kept walking towards my friend Johnny’s apartment a few houses down.  Afterwards, I ran after them and found them snickering.

“What’s the matter?”

“That fireman was looking at you!” Tram said, laughing.

“What fireman?”  I look out through the glass door and found a fireman standing on the firetruck that was two feet away from the hydrant.   “What the heck?  He was there the entire time?”

“Yep.”

So, there it is.  The beginning of a pretty fun night.

Watched two crazy movies at Johnny’s house.  I didn’t think I could make it because I really don’t think I have the attention span to watch an entire movie, let alone two back-to-back movies.

  • Samurai Princess – This Japanese movie was crazy.  Gore, bad dubbing, hilarious characters, terrible effects.  Look it up.  Then watch it.
  • Blindness – a very interesting movie.  I really liked it, although there were some parts that dragged a bit.  I might have been focusing too much on the scientific aspect of it more than its social commentary.

As you can see, I can’t critique movies very well.

Funny crowd + movies = awesome time

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Tiana’s Almost There

Posted in Friends, Out of Town with tags , , , on December 14, 2009 by Jeremy

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A friend and I decided a few weeks ago that we were going to watch “The Princess and the Frog” when it came out.  And that we did.

It was supposed to be categorized under the classic Disney movie, like “Aladdin” and “The Little Mermaid” because of the artwork and the music. Thus, people were looking at it from that perspective.  “Does it measure up to the classic Disney movies?”

Well, I was never immersed in the Disney craze of the 90’s.  Although I’ve watched some of the movies, I don’t see them as part of my childhood. (Things in the Philippines aren’t the same as those in the U.S.)  Don’t get me wrong.  I find some of the movies and the music pretty incredible, but I wasn’t one of the awestruck little children that marveled at the movie screen back then.  In fact, I think it was because of my lack of exposure to the Disney movies when I was young that really prompted me to watch this one in the first place.

The bottomline is, I didn’t have this perspective to judge “The Princess and the Frog,” which pretty much lead to me finding the movie quite enjoyable.   There were definitely some things that I felt were geared towards a younger audience.  Well, of course.  It is rated G.  Nevertheless, I thought the movie was good, to say the least.

What really got to me was the music though.  Wow.  I love jazz, so I loved how it was the theme of pretty much all the music.  I want the soundtrack now.

Heart in the Pants?

Posted in Friends, Out of Town, Summer Vacation with tags , , , , on August 9, 2009 by Jeremy
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I watched “The Ugly Truth” with some friends today.  I haven’t been to the movies in a long time, so it was nice to revisit the dark room with the interesting previews, saying in my head, “Ooh!  I want to watch that movie!” knowing that I probably won’t.

“The Ugly Truth” talked about relationships and how guys really see things when it comes to women.  I really couldn’t relate to it.  I guess I’m not like that.

It was humorous nonetheless.

“Uno, Dos, Tres. Toca la Pared”

Posted in Belleville, Friends with tags , on June 6, 2009 by Jeremy
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When life hands you hours of rain, watch a Spanish movie, and make a Vegan pizza at Stefany’s.

Confined By My Own Will

Posted in Home with tags , on May 31, 2009 by Jeremy
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Literally, perhaps 80% of my day was spent in front of this thing.  I was working on a video since 12:00 AM until around 5:00 AM.  I slept for a few hours and continued to work on the video as soon as I woke up.  I stayed inside my room, laboring on something towards my mere satisfaction.  Productive?  I don’t know.